US Mission Congratulates Nigerian Professor For $300k History Prize

The United States Mission in Nigeria has congratulated a history professor, Saheed Aderinto, for becoming the first Nigerian to receive the $300,000 Dan David Prize.

The Dan David Prize is a prestigious worldwide award that recognizes and promotes excellent contributions to history and other disciplines that illuminate the human past.

Each year, the Dan David Prize gives up to nine $300,000 prizes to outstanding early and mid-career historians and practitioners.

The 2023 Dan David Prize winners were selected from hundreds of nominations submitted by colleagues, institutions and the general public in an open nomination process. The finalists were chosen by a global committee of experts that changes annually.


Nine emerging scholars of history from around the world were winners of the 2023 prize award.

The Mission made this known on its Facebook page late Monday.
The post read,
“Congratulations to Nigerian-American Professor of History and African and African Diaspora Studies at Florida International University, Saheed Aderinto, on becoming the first Nigerian to receive the $300,000 Dan David Prize—the largest financial reward for excellence in the historical discipline in the world.
“Professor Aderinto is the Founding President of the Lagos Studies Association.”

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